Exercise Help & Tips: Dumbbell Chest Press Close
stretching Core Exercises Upper Body Exercises Lower Body Exercises
Exercise Animations
Starting Position
Lie flat on bench with feet on flat on floor , arms extended upward, holding dumbbells with an overhand grip.

Action
INHALE: Lower dumbbells to chest level, bending elbows and rotating forearms to bring your hands into pronation (palms facing legs).

EXHALE:Press dumbbells back up until arms are straight (but elbows do not lock). Do an isometric contraction to isolate the upper pecs.

Lower and repeat for one rep.

Special Instructions
Keep spine in a neutral position. Don't lift head off the bench during exercise. If your lower back comes up from the bench at all during the movement, then raise your legs (bent) into the air to keep the back flat throughout the entire movement.

Muscles Worked: Chest, Triceps

Click here to read about selecting the proper amount of weight.